Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quince Butter Cake

I still have quite a few of those oven-poached quinces left in my fridge so I've been finding ways to incorporating them into other dishes. This has got to be one of the easiest - a simple butter cake becomes something special.

Quince Butter Cake© by Haalo

Quince Butter Cake

250 grams plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
180 grams caster sugar
125 grams melted butter, cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla essence)
100mls milk
Oven poached Quinces

Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Sprinkle in the caster sugar and stir until mixed together.

Break the eggs into a small bowl and add the milk and vanilla - whisk briefly to amalgamate.

Pour the egg mixture along with the melted better into the dry ingredients - stir to form a smooth batter.

Spoon three-quarters of the mixture into a lined cake pan (I used a loose-bottomed, 20cm/8inch square tin).

Arrange well drained quarters of quince evenly over the cake mix - push the quince pieces slightly into the mix. Top roughly with the remaining batter - you don't need to be too precious as the cake will rise and the quince will sink to the middle.

Bake in a pre-heated 170C/320F oven for about 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Let it stand in the tin for a few minutes before unmoulding.

To glaze:

I made a glaze using pure icing sugar and a little poaching liquid from the quince and drizzled it roughly over the cake.

Quince Butter Cake© by Haalo

It has this subtle peach colouring and dries to a matt finish.


  1. OOOOOOHH,.....AAAAAAHHHHH....Mjam mjam mjam mjam,....!!!! I love it so much,......!!!!!!

  2. Loving this cake. Not a big fan of quince but can see how it would be nice in a cake :)

  3. Thanks Sophie!

    Thanks Niall!

  4. I just thought I should leave a comment saying I have just made this cake for the third time! It is so tasty and a perfect way to use poached quinces.


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